Tessel is a violinist of the highest level. She started playing the violin at age 6, and she, too, studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and Tilburg. Not only does she have an impressive curriculum in the classical world, she also accompanied a number of pop- and jazz productions. In 2014, she recorded the live-dvd and album of Snarky Puppy’s ‘We Like It Here‘. Besides that, she played with Itzhak Perlman in Carnegie Hall, and was first violinist in the European Youth Orchestra. She also played with the Ciconia Consort and the North Pole Orchestra. She alternates orchestral work and chamber music with solo-performances and is interested in almost all genres and fields. Her experience in playing syncopated music makes her the perfect violinist for Ikarai’s music.